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Re: Replace default SSH with pkgsrc version

On December 8, 2015 10:15:41 AM EST, Andy Ruhl <> wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 5:32 AM,
><> wrote:
>> Apologies for what may be a n00b question...
>> I familiar with using pkgsrc to build the latest and greatest OpenSSH
>> then installing it, but this obviously doesn't overwrite the existing
>> package that comes with the build.
>> How can I remove the default package and instruct the system to use
>the one
>> I've built from pkgsrc?
>NetBSD, and the other BSDs (that I'm aware of) don't use a package
>manager for the base software. So you aren't removing the base ssh
>software (which is openssh), you're just not starting it at boot time.

Which is a great way to run into problems.  Even if you need to manually do so, if you're using ssh from pkgsrc I highly suggest removing the base ssh binaries.
I ran into issues like this before (with pkg_add, etc...) and it can lead to unexpected behavior when you inevitably end up running the wrong binary.


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